Nonsense!: The Curious Story of Edward Gorey

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$17.99  $16.73
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9.3 X 10.7 X 0.6 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Lori Mortensen is a children's author who writes fiction and nonfiction on all sorts of subjects. When she's not plunking away at the keyboard, she enjoys making cheesy bread rolls, gardening, and hanging out with her family at their home in northern California.
Chloe Bristol was born and raised in Texas and is an alumna of the Art Center College of Design. She is the illustrator of the Winterhouse series by Ben Guterson. Chloe draws and paints everyday, and she is always thinking of new ideas to share with the world.


★ "A stellar biography, as creepy and fun as its subject." --Kirkus, STARRED review

★ "With straightforward, rhythmic prose and deliciously atmospheric illustrations....This playful picture book biography is a wonderful and unique introduction to Edward Gorey's life and work." --School Library Journal, STARRED review

"Readers will get a good sense of this curious, imaginative man, as well as quiet affirmation that being different is interesting--and interesting stories are the very best kind." --Booklist

"[Bristol duplicates] Gorey's style throughout with remarkable conviction, capturing his long, rail-like human figures, their haunted expressions, and their elegant clothing." --Publishers Weekly

"How odd and how lovely: a picture book biography about an author who is unlikely to turn up in the school curriculum.... Bristol complements the mood with deep earthtoned illustrations that pay tribute to Gorey's own work and to writers and artists he influenced." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books